Duckduckgo based on chromium or any other or own engine?
Is this a question or?
Based on its size, I guess it’s just a wrapper of the webview.
You can set DuckDuckGo as the default search engine in Privacy Browser, although there are some concerns about the privacy thereof.
I guess they ask about DDG browser app.
I think DDG is not trustworthy, but I also have some concerns about Startpage, back in the day they did a shady deal with System1, an advertising company that has a horrible privacy track record and has enough actions to make decisions for Startpage.
Nowadays they claim they are in control and nothing has changed, it is a matter of taking their word for it.
As you will notice from the second link I posted above, I am quite critical of Startpage. However, they are better than DuckDuckGo in the following two ways:
DuckDuckGo is currently hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform (at least in the United States, previously it was hosted on Amazon Web Services).
$ nslookup www.duckduckgo.com
$ whois 18.104.22.168
NetRange: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
Parent: NET52 (NET-52-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Assignment
Organization: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft has access to all data stored on every server on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Even if you fully trust DuckDuckGo, how much do you trust Microsoft?
The DuckDuckGo app uses Android’s WebView.
You can read a brief history of Android’s WebView at WebKit, AOSP/Google Webview, Gecko
None at all.
Microsoft now owns github too, and presumably has access to all that data too. Kudos for not using it. Even this forum can use (share data with) their login.
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